Academic Calendar - 2019

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2019
Western Main Campus

Astronomy 2801A/B


The properties of stars, the building blocks of the universe, and how we obtain their characteristics. The night sky, coordinates, detectors, telescopes, stellar magnitudes and fluxes, spectra, interaction of light and matter, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, stellar evolution, and the Sun. Introduction to astrophysics, order of magnitude estimates, astronomical nomenclature and observations.

Prerequisite(s): (Physics 1028A/B or Physics 1301A/B or Physics 1401A/B or Physics 1501A/B) and (Physics 1029A/B or Physics 1302A/B or Physics 1402A/B or Physics 1502A/B); Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B, and Calculus 1501A/B (or Calculus 1301A/B with a minimum mark of 85%). Integrated Science 1001X with a minimum mark of 60% can be used in place of Physics 1302A/B and Calculus 1301A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
Breadth: CATEGORY C i  
Subject Code: ASTRONOM

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